Going Home Again

red wine glass paperback novel horseshoes and hand grenades

Who says you can’t go home again?

A few weeks ago, I returned to my hometown of Gorham, Maine for the holidays, and a book event at my high school friend Karen’s new venue, Grand Central Wine Bar.

Having a new bar in Gorham is a very big deal. This town is so small that when I was in high school, we didn’t even have enough students, or enough money, to put together a football team….although that worked out great for soccer-lovers like my three older brothers.

Today, Gorham has both football and soccer teams. It even has girls’ ice hockey!

author s.m. stevens posing with gorham times newspaper

I admit I was feeling claustrophobic in this small town by the time I was 16, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t appreciate it. In fact, when deciding where to raise my two daughters, I looked for a similarly sized town.

And I love going back to see family and friends who still live there. Karen, the owner of Grand Central Wine Bar, recently returned to Gorham after years running clubs and restaurants in other states. So she seriously went home again!

I also had the pleasure of being interviewed about my new novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades by the local newspaper, the Gorham Times. And in case you haven’t already guessed, that paper did not exist when I was a kid either!

Read the Gorham Times interview here.